#worldgeochat Playlist 2.16.2016: Primary Sources

#worldgeochat Playlist 2.16.2016: Primary Sources

Tonight's #worldgeochat touched on teaching geography with primary sources. As a inspiration for the creation of tonight's playlist, I focused on a cultural sound itself as a primary source. Below are three of my own principles for music as a primary source in social studies and geography education.

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Playing For Change

MAP THIS WITH YOUR STUDENTS: My cousin just shared this with me. A true moment of Sounds Around The World playing together. This could only happen in this era of the internet and hyper-connectivity.

Have your students watch and then find all the places in this video on a map.

Bonus Questions: Who wrote this song, where was it recorded and what events influenced it?

Want a full lesson plan?

Click here --->  http://getsoundsaround.com/lessonplan1

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. Join the movement here: http://www.playingforchange.com/membership-new and support Playing For Change by telling all your friends and family to do the same. This video is from our second album, "PFC2: Songs Around The World."

Do You Know What Your Students Know?

Attention All Teachers:

Do you dream of your students being fully engaged in their lessons?

Innovative, arts-integrated programming CAN make it happen! Please check out this promo for Sounds Around The World. A game designed to ignite students' curiosity and excitement to learn geography/social studies.

There is some footage of kids playing the game at the end of the video - you won't believe how much fun they are having as they learn!

sounds around: Zambia

sounds around: Zambia

In my last post about Zimbabwe, I became more aware of Zambia and its shared colonial history with Zimbabwe. Specifically, that the territory of Zambia was the northern portion of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe the southern. At that time it was called Northern Rhodesia until its independence from the United Kingdom in 1964, 16 year before its southern neighbor, Zimbabwe gained its independence.

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